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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second
Posted on July 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per […]

Research clarifies the physics of water repelling surfaces
Posted on July 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Researchers have gained valuable insights into the behaviour of water on strongly hydrophobic […]

Extreme lab at European X-ray laser XFEL is a go
Posted on July 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm

The Helmholtz Senate has given the green light for the Association's involvement in the Helmholtz […]

Researchers find the macroscopic Brownian motion phenomena of self-powered liquid metal motors
Posted on July 2, 2015 at 10:36 am

Classical Brownian motion theory was established over one hundred year ago, describing the […]